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Pinkeye Problems
Mon May 12, 2014 09:18 AM CDT

Pinkeye is a disease that just doesn't play fair. And it's getting trickier all the time.

A simple vaccination used to be the answer and producers could get along for years with no pinkeye in their herds. But times have changed and, in some cases, so have the bacteria that cause pinkeye.

Commercial vaccines are targeted for the bacteria Moraxella bovis, but Doug Ensley, veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim, said Moraxella bovoculi is also now appearing in cattle's eyes.

"If you still have pinkeye in your herd after vaccinating regularly, have your veterinarian swab ...

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